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Mums type2 diabetic. is ok to eat dried fruit in her poridge.? and eat fresh bananas

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Dr. Robert Killian answered

Specializes in General Practice

Sugars: No. Diabetes is a sugar problem. A healthy diabetic diet limits the amounts of sugars and carbohydrates in the diet. A diabetic has to look at the whole day's calorie composition and make sure that sugars and carbs are low and that proteins are high. Dried fruit and bananas are nearly 100% sugars. Why would you consider adding sugar to the diet as healthy in a diabetic?

Answered 9/29/2016

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Dr. Joshua Hornstein answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Yes, but...: Hi Janice8, Yes. Carbohydrates are good, needed, and should not be eliminated in a diabetic diet. Carbs are the only nutrient that raise blood sugar, therefore a diabetic needs to consume the same amount of carbs with each meal to best manage their diabetes. Generally, it is recommended to consume around 60 grams per meal. This approach is called carb-counting. For more info: www.calorieking.com

Answered 7/29/2014

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith answered

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DM and fruit: Yes. This seems healthy. Avoid sugar foods, breads, cookies, pastry.

Answered 8/25/2014

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